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Seventeen Going Under

2 Covid 19 Vaccine Doses Provide 80% Protection Against Variant Which Arose In India.

72 cases of the variant detected in Ireland.

New research has found two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine provide over 80 percent protection against the Indian variant.

The study carried out by the UK government shows one dose offers 33 percent protection.

There's now over 3,400 confirmed cases of the variant in England.

72 cases have been detected here, and the Chief Medical Officer says NPHET is "genuinely concerned" about the number.

Dr Zubaida Haque, a member of the UK's Independent Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies, says it's reckless to reopen society:

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